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    Quote Originally Posted by linux44 View Post
    It may sound as stupied question but why does it have to swivel? would the mount nut automatically tighten like self locking nuts?
    It will swivel when you turn the steering from lock to lock. The nut won't tighten itself. Just make sure its done up tight and get it fitted, we need to see pics
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by shamM3 View Post
    It will swivel when you turn the steering from lock to lock. The nut won't tighten itself. Just make sure its done up tight and get it fitted, we need to see pics
    Thanks u have really helped me answer some of my unanswered qs

    btw i search the famous google but couldn't find anything good before asking

    few questions that are still in my mind are:

    what is the worst case if the mount is loose or even comming off the suspension

    2. what is the suspension gasket for at the rear shocks, is it just because two metal surface touch each other and washer is needed to reduce noise and friction?

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    I think at worst the corner in question will collapse as the shock will go back down and the spring will be free (someone correct me if i'm wrong) They normally don't work themselves free anyway as they're nylock nuts. When you take it for its first drive get on some uneven roads and listen out for rattles - if the to mount isn't tightened properly you should hear quite a bit of clattering.

    2. I don't know why theres a gasket, your probably right
     
     

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    Hi mate,
    i have installed the whole kit but there is something i am unsure about. The rear shock has a washer or maybe it is called a tray which sits just below the top mount.

    here is how it looks like

    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/828/img0189fb.jpg/

    here is i think how they should sit which they are facing upward but when i took the old absurbors off the tray was other way around

    any ideas on which side the tray should sit and what it is for?

    thanks
     
     

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